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New Jersey Turnpike

In faith,
the implicit is revealed
in allegory.

This God
burts forth in dangling modifiers
or conceits, in good humor.

A reflection off a taxi at Penn Station,
illumination.

An evening alone, my watch
folded on the table,
penitent and patient.

This rumination
beseeches your arrival,
barreling down the New Jersey Turnpike,
hot on the heels of expectation.

Late, so late,
my love comes to my door,
my vacuous thoughts won’t be cataloged
not a minute more.

This darling, my darling,
my bespectacled, my bride
My search, my journey,
begins at your side.

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About Author

My name is Michael Sean Gallagher. I am a Lecturer in Digital Education at the Centre for Research in Digital Education at the University of Edinburgh. I am Co-Founder and Director of Panoply Digital, a consultancy dedicated to ICT and mobile for development (M4D); we have worked with USAID, GSMA, UN Habitat, Cambridge University and more on education and development projects. I was a researcher on the Near Futures Teaching project, a project that explores how teaching at The University of Edinburgh unfold over the coming decades, as technology, social trends, patterns of mobility, new methods and new media continue to shift what it means to be at university. Previously, I was the Research Associate on the NERC, ESRC, and AHRC Global Challenges Research Fund sponsored GCRF Research for Emergency Aftershock Forecasting (REAR) project. I was an Assistant Professor at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (한국외국어대학교) in Seoul, Korea. I have also completed a doctorate at University College London (formerly the independent Institute of Education, University of London) on mobile learning in the humanities in Korea.

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